Well, the bad news is that I'm self-employed already- a little sooner than I wanted because I didn't want to have to pay self-employment tax and so forth out of this drastically reduced pay. The good news- I have a "client"! These people I met with want to hire me as a consultant and said they are sure they have at least 2 months of work but can't guarantee longer just yet. Another consultant they spoke with (who does a different type of work) gave them a good recommendation of me because they mentioned my name and as it turned out, that guy had worked with me many times over the apst ten years and told them I was fine to work with. I'm playing phone tag with the other man that called to see if I can also do some part time work from home for him- then I would have two clients! Now, I just need to figure out if I can keep the house being that I'm now working as a consultant and am not sure how to "prove" income this way. The computer question- OK, I installed the software and this seems to be working but I know I'm going to need more memory on my computer real soon. Is there a way to add memory without having to reinstall software or files- in a way where I don't lose any info currently on my hard drive? And I need to keep cost minimal.